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30 Jan 2024

Full-Time State Director

U.S. Department of the Interior – Posted by bseeexecres@bsee.gov Sacramento, California, United States

Job Description


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed above. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

Specific Duties

This position will serve as the State Director within the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Land and Minerals Management in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and will report directly to the Deputy Director, Operations. BLM is responsible for managing 245 million acres of public land, more than any other Federal agency. Known as the National System of Public Lands, this land is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The BLM, with a budget of about $1.5 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use of enjoyment of present and future generations.

The incumbent carries out the following specific responsibilities:

  1. Administers a broad and complex program of conservation, recreation, and commercial uses, on both the surface and the subsurface estate. In addition, the State Director has the mineral leasing and locatable mineral management responsibilities for those lands where the surface is managed by other Federal agencies, and the responsibility for all cadastral survey work in the state(s) administered.
  2. Leads efforts to reduce climate threat on public lands using conservation practices recommended by scientists to safeguard every community’s health, food supply, biodiversity and prosperity for protecting lands and waters.
  3. Establishes statewide program goals and priorities designed to meet the economic and social demands placed on natural resources consistent with prudent conservation and protection.
  4. Provides executive leadership and direction for all Bureau actions within the state(s) compatible with the Bureau, Departmental, and Administration objectives and policies such as multiple use of resources; appropriate balance between resource protection and development; dealing effectively with economic and other interest organizations and groups, including mining and livestock associations, environmental and conservation groups, renewable energy companies, and oil and utility companies; and working effectively with other stakeholders and Federal agencies.
  5. Serves as the focal point for the Bureau at the State Office level including engaging in meaningful tribal consultation and meeting tribal consultation statutory obligations; assuring public awareness of Bureau programs; and coordinating with key officials in affected Federal agencies and involved individuals.
  6. Coordinates, correlates, and reconciles the various functional programs for the public lands under their jurisdiction with state, local, and private industry resource management interests to achieve an optimum balance between resource capacity and economic and social demands for services and resources.

Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy.

As such, your resume should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

– Direct the work of an organizational unit;
– Ensure the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
– Monitor progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
– Supervise the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.

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How to Apply

Required Documents

  1. REQUIRED Your resume - it must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that you include the following information:
  • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
    • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
    • Duties and accomplishments
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor's name and phone number
    • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
    • Salary
    • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. REQUIRED A short cover letter explaining why you are seeking this position and why you are suited for it. 3. REQUIRED A narrative statement addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) - experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each. Each ECQ and each technical qualification must be addressed separately. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required). The submission of your entire ECQ package (i.e., all five ECQ's narrative statements) may not exceed 10 pages in its totality. IF YOU EXCEED THESE PAGE LIMITS OR YOU FAIL FOR PROVIDE THE NARRATIVE STATEMENTS AS DESCRIBED (i.e., ECQ's), YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 4. REQUIRED A narrative statement addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) - experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each qualification requirement. You must title each MTQ's separately to ensure each MTQ is appropriately addressed. Failure to title and address each MTQ separately will result in your disqualification.Narrative statements must not exceed 2 pages for each individual technical qualification(s). IF YOU EXCEED THESE PAGE LIMITS OR YOU FAIL FOR PROVIDE THE NARRATIVE STATEMENTS AS DESCRIBED (i.e., MTQ's), YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 5. REQUIRED If you are a current Federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50 that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth. 6 (a). REQUIRED FOR NON-COMPETITIVE CONSIDERATION : The following categories (i.e., those who have non-competitive eligibility) of applicants but MUST address the Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ's). These Categories include:
  • Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of SF-50 that documents career appointment to the SES), or
  • Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of SF-50 that documents career appointment to the SES), or
  • Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).
If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, status eligibility cannot be verified. Must include full position title, appointment type, occupational series, pay plan, grade, and step, tenure code, and service computation date. 7. REQUIRED A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (i.e., within the last 12 months form the closing date of this vacancy announcement, from either the Federal or private sector). If you are unable to provide your most recent annual performance appraisal, please provide a written justification explaining why you could provide the request documentation. Failure to provide the most recent annual performance appraisal or written justification explaining why you did not provide the requested documentation you will be disqualified for further consideration because the application will be incomplete. All of the documentation listed above is required to be attached to your application, if it is applicable to your candidacy. Failure to attach any of the documentation listed above which proves your candidacy for this position will result in disqualification/non-consideration for this position. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right) of this screen and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on "My Applications". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Federal Government, Senior Executive Service, and SES. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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